The town of Plympton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Town Accountant. Under the appointment of the Board of Selectmen and general direction of the Town Administrator, this position is part of the town’s management team. The Town Accountant is responsible for providing administrative direction and management of town finances. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: maintaining a complete set of accounting records for the town; tracking and managing appropriations, expenditures, receipts, assessments and abatements initiated by town departments; reviewing all bills, drafts, orders and payrolls to ensure accuracy; adherence to appropriate procedures, both local and State; tracking availability of funds; monthly financial reporting; and financial forecasting.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field and five years’ experience in municipal finance or an equivalent combination of comparable experience and education is required. Designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred. Significant knowledge and experience in Massachusetts Municipal Finance Laws is preferred. Massachusetts Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants’ Association (MMAAA) certification preferred at hiring or obtained within two years of hiring.
Annual salary range $52,000 to $65,000 dependent upon qualifications. This position entails approximately 25 hours per week, plus occasional attendance at evening meetings and is eligible for benefits. The successful candidate shall consent to a CORI. For a job description or more information, please visit the town’s website:
Interested Applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references via email to: email@example.com or by mail: Plympton Town House, Attn: Town Administrator, 5 Palmer Road, Plympton, MA 02367, no later than March 17. Email submissions preferred. No telephone calls, please.